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Panorama from Quelccaya Ice Cap by Doug Hardy

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Doug Hardy Doug Hardy
Explore score
6.75 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 06, 2011
Date taken
Jul 10, 2011

This is a 360° perspective on the world as seen from the summit of Quelccaya Ice Cap, in the Cordillera Vilcanota of southern Peru.

Quelccaya has been studied since the early 1970s, with a major milestone achieved in 1983 when the glacier was drilled through to bedrock, yielding the first low-latitude ice core record. Further details can be found here:
www.geo.umass.edu/climate/quelccaya/diuca/paleoclimate/index.html Will open in a new tab or window
Since 2003 an Automated Weather Station has operated at the site, continuing intermittent climate measurements begun in the 1970s. The station is visible in this scene, and in another GigaPan. More information is here:
quelccaya.blogspot.com Will open in a new tab or window/
To see map location at right, zoom out ("blank" appearance is snow). Several relatively well-known peaks are visible in this panorama, which provides views into Brazil and Bolivia, as well as Peru. Snapshots will be added to identify these.

Note the slightly wavy appearance of this large panorama, which is an artifact of the tripod not being perfectly level.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1564 (Windows)
Panorama size: 6750 megapixels (385752 x 17500 pixels)
Input images: 637 (91 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 16.3 degrees high (top=-40.4, bottom=-56.8)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0196 c2=-0.0238
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-10 09:26:29 - 2011-07-10 10:00:50
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0005
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 361.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 4.2 to 39.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 24.9 to 49.0 percent
Computer stats: 1014.05 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:05:45 (23 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:18:47, Projection: 26:51, Blending: 2:20:07
(Preview finished in 2:07:05)

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